Human Rights Activists Support Hong Kong Students' Hunger Strike
A hunger strike relay by Hong Kong students, which started at government headquarters on Thursday in protest over the national education course, has caused a reaction from a group of Chinese rights activists. Three students started a hunger strike on Thursday which lasted for more than 40 hours. On Saturday as they ended the fast, another ten students and teachers c in. More than 40 thousand people also took to the streets in protest, urging the Hong Kong government to withdraw the national education school program. Hong Kong author Cheung Shing Kok was a victim of the CCP's anti-rightist campaign in mainland China in 1945. [Cheung Shing Kok, Author]: "The students taking part in the hunger strike are full of passion and a sense of justice. It's very exciting that they use their actions to say no to the political brainwashing by Beijing's totalitarian regime." Joshua Wong, a fifteen-year-old student who last year co-founded a student group called "Scholarism" to protest against the national education curriculum, said the group had tried other avenues to voice their concern. This included a protest on July29, where 90 thousand people took to the streets to oppose the "brainwashing" curriculum. [Joshua Wong, Student]: "We realized that this [national education plan] is a political mission. We had no more counter-plans. We didn't see a way out. So we were forced to escalate our action and did what we could—to occupy and to start a hunger strike." Hu Jia, a prominent Chinese <b>...</b>
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